Irving, Texas 75060
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Empowering our Townley community to build a foundation for tomorrow's leaders.
Excellence and Equity for All
"Win The Day"
History of Townley Elementary School
As with all elementary schools in Irving, Townley Elementary was named after a local person who contributed to the community. Dr. John F. Townley began his career in the Everman Independent School District in 1952 and served as a classroom teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent of schools. In 1970, he joined Irving Independent School District as superintendent. He retired from the school district in 1985. Throughout the years, Dr. Townley devoted his life to children as a teacher and administrator.
Townley's School Song
written by Bill Bradley
former Townley music teacher
"A colleague from my years in Germany would sing a German song called, 'Danke' or 'Thanks'. She had numerous verses written in German, but the written melody could not be found. On my return to the United States, this melody kept going though my mind and I decided I would write words about John F. Townley to compliment the melody. In writing the words, I thought about all that I love about our school."
Thank you, for all good friends we have here.
Thank you, for all the loving care.
Thank you, for Townley Torch our symbol
That shines bright and fair.
Thank you, for all that we have learned here.
Thank you, for helping us along.
Thank you, for peace and joy
We find at John F. Townley School.